Presented by ART ON THE MOVE & the Art Gallery of Western Australia
ART ON THE MOVE (AOTM) and the Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA) are working collaboratively with regional galleries to build audiences and foster networks for art exhibitions that contribute to the liveability of WA through an investment program – Regional Exhibition Touring Boost (RETB). A key aim of RETB is to increase the number of touring visual arts exhibitions, mobilise regional access to the State’s Art Collections and activate local art collections. The RETB is managed by the Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries, supported by Royalties for Regions and delivered in partnership by ART ON THE MOVE and the Art Gallery of Western Australia.
The initial phase of this six year project will include the tour of two capsule exhibitions from the Art Gallery of WA State Art Collection into regional WA. The program will be enhanced with professional development and learning programs. A regional galleries mapping and needs analysis will assess the current state of galleries in WA and build the capacity of regional public galleries to receive and present touring visual art exhibitions by providing professional development for gallery staff through a small capital upgrade fund.
Public Galleries play a vital role in regional communities by supporting their social, cultural and economic growth. We look forward to working with our partners to develop arts and cultural experience for all Western Australians.
Freighting Ideas is a paradigm shift that challenges the notion of traditional exhibition touring by making audiences, ideas and creativity central to engagement. In this model a key concept connected to works via a series of capsule exhibitions from the State Art Collection, is used as a starting point for developing projects and engagement opportunities that are relevant and meaningful to diverse regional WA audiences.
Famous Sharron, famous for nothing at all, is the Freighting Ideas Audience Ambassador and will connect audiences and the touring exhibitions. She will reach out with her unique Shazzisms, through direct engagement, provocations, a book launch and site-specific activations.
Read her first ever book: A Guide to Famous (and Not So Famous) Art
A Platform for Many Voices
In depth workshop for Gallery Activators, Teaching Artists and Engagement Professionals from There Were Moments of Transformation venues to engage in hands on experiential activities, discussions and breakout sessions exploring the Freighting Ideas model and how to activate it.
This will be an opportunity to share knowledge, build creative capacity, grapple with complex questions, and strengthen relationships with participants returning to their communities with a tool kit of skills to guide RETB exhibitions and develop public programming for Children and Families and multi-generational audiences. AOTM and AGWA Learning will partner with artists and industry professionals to deliver programming.
For more information contact Learning & Community Engagement Coordinator on (08) 9249 3479 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Regional Galleries Mapping & Needs Analysis
Regional Public Galleries Map and Needs Analysis Report is a valuable analysis of the challenges facing regional public galleries. It also sets out the implications for artists and arts organisations who work with them whilst identifying significant constraints on the mounting or touring of exhibitions. This report also offers options to strengthen and contribute to regional activation leading to well-being, community cohesion, enhancing identity, and contributing to WA’s cultural tourism portfolio.
The Final Report is an executive summary supported by a major report which is available upon request.
Australian Public Galleries Snapshot
The Australian Public Galleries Snapshot is a research initiative prepared by Museums & Galleries Queensland and Public Galleries Association of Victoria on behalf of the National Public Galleries Alliance. The Alliance is a network of Australian state and territory public gallery peak body and industry organisations working collaboratively to advance the sector.
This report represents the first major Snapshot of Australia’s public gallery sector. It has been informed by the best available, nationally consistent information collected over a twelve-month period in 2017 and 2018.
This Snapshot forms a benchmark from which the Alliance will develop a standardised methodology to capture and longitudinally report the ‘full picture’ of our country’s dynamic public gallery sector.
This project has been made possible through the Regional Exhibition Touring Boost managed by the Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries, supported by Royalties for Regions and delivered in partnership by ART ON THE MOVE and the Art Gallery of Western Australia.